Amajuba District Municipality on the 31st August 2018 held a short ceremony to recognise the sports federations with the district and thank them for their role in developing sports and for their continued support and participation in the KZN DSR SALGA Games. The session was held at the Monte Vista Casino.
The event came as a result of the assessment conducted by the Amajuba District Municipality’s Council following the 2017 KZN DSR SALGA Games’ edition. The Portfolio Committee responsible for sports development amongst other tasks, led by Cllr Zanele Msibi, felt it would be proper for the municipality to recognise the role played by the federations and preparation and execution of these games noting that they put all their efforts and put their daily activities on hold, expecting no monetary gains, all for the purpose of realising the true meaning of sports development.
The said function did not cost the municipality even a cent, but it took the Councillors and the management to come up with ideas and raised the little funds to ensure that it became a success.
Federations’ representatives and the Department of Sports and Recreation attended the session and appreciated this gesture from the municipality. They all spoke in one word and assured the municipality that they will at all times provide all the necessary support needed for the betterment of sports in the district.
Addressing the sports federations, Mrs Sibongile Mdakane, Director: Community Services shared the following words: “We are truly humbled to have stakeholders like you. Your commitment makes our lives a bit easier. There are no enough words we can use to assure you how grateful we are but with these little tokens we just needed assure you that we do value your sacrifices and contributions”.
Mrs Mdakane further assured the federations that Amajuba District Municipality will be taking part in the 2018 KZN DSR SALGA Games to be held at Umgungundlovu District Municipality. Mrs Mdakane also confirmed that this year Amajuba District Municipality will be taking all sports codes to these games. She gave assurance that the logistical arrangements have already been started and the engagements with all municipalities to be part of these games.